oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The perennial fascination of Marxism

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



At a camp for young people near Argentina's second city, Rosario, I was one of the speakers, as amongst other things, a student of Marxism. Although the subject I was developing was certain aspects of Paul's theology, right at the beginning of the question time which followed a young girl student of law asked why it was that Marxism exercised such an influence on succeeding generations of people, particularly the young. How could we account for its great power of attraction and how should Christians respond to this phenomenom?

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